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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2008
    • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Molecular and Cellular Biology/Biochemistry 
    • B.S., Texas A&M University, Microbiology
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Colorado
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Bert Hanson regularly partners with clients to formulate and implement strategies to initiate, expand and protect all aspects of their intellectual property assets. Bert holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology/biochemistry. She leverages her experience as a former research scientist to deeply understand each client’s individual needs and tailors her legal counsel to their specific goals. 

Bert has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and international patent applications in various sectors and technologies, including:  

  • Represented a large company in advancing patent protections around the world for launch of a new vaccine directed to an unmet need
  • Represented a large company in advancing patent protections around the world for advancement and clinical testing of a first vaccine against a rapidly spreading viral infection known to infect livestock and humans
  • Negotiated several complex life science technology-related agreements for start-up companies 
  • Biotechnology, including vaccines development against infectious diseases (e.g. bacterial, fungal and viral), neglected diseases (e.g. flaviviruses and alphaviruses) and cancer
  • Formulations for manufacturing and delivery of pharmaceutical agents
  • Immunology-related technologies
  • Treatment and prevent of inflammatory-related conditions
  • Transplantation (e.g. organ, soft tissue and cellular) and GvHD
  • Pharmaceuticals (e.g. chemical, small molecule and biologics) and modes of administration
  • Secondary use of biological and pharmaceuticals
  • Oncology and genetic disorders
  • Recombinant technologies, gene editing and CRISPR technologies
  • Biofuels, including alternative fuels production in microorganisms
  • Agriculture, including transgenic plants and growth stimulants/additives
  • Veterinary medicines/vaccines/treatments (e.g. large and small animals)
  • Health supplements, nutrition substitutes and herbal medicines